Bawal ang positive!
Naunsiyami ang pakikipagbakbakan ni Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Jacare Souza sa UFC 249 nang masuring positibo ito sa COVID-19.
Dapat ay kaupakan na ng 40-anyos, 6-foot-1 Brazilian mixed martial artist at submission grappler na may palayaw na Jacare, si Jamaican-American MMA at former kickboxer Uriah Alexander Hall noong Sabado [Linggo, Manila time] para sa massive PPV event sa Jacksonville, Florida.
Pero nang magpositibo ito sa virus, naudlot ang kanyang laban. Positive rin sa global outbreak ang dalawang cornermen ni Souza.
“UFC’s medical team examined Souza and his two cornermen and found them too be currently asymptomatic, or not exhibiting the common symptoms of COVID-19,” statement ng UFC.
“As per UFC’s health and safety protocols, all three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely and will provide assistance with any necessary treatment.”
Nanghinayang man, nagpaabot na lang ng mensahe ang nag-alala niyang kalabang si Hall kay Souza.
“Brother I know it sucks I’m sorry you have to go through this I am beyond devastated for the missed opportunity I wish you nothing but recovery for you and your family,” tweet ni Hall.
Handa namang tulungan ni UFC honcho Dana White si Souza.
“The system works. And what’s good about this, is now we know Jacare tested positive, he’s doing what he needs to do and we’re in a position to help him if he needs it,” wika niya. (Aivan Denzel Episcope)